Keene, New Hampshire
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Contact Lenses, Keene, NH
Contact lenses offer several benefits over glasses. Unlike glasses, contact lenses do not fog up, making them a popular choice for individuals who lead active lifestyles or participate in sports. Additionally, many people prefer the natural look that contact lenses provide as opposed to glasses.
The most common type of contact lenses is soft contact lenses, which are available in both daily wear and extended wear options. Soft contact lenses are made from flexible plastics that allow oxygen to reach the cornea, ensuring comfort throughout the day. While soft contact lenses are widely used, they may not be suitable for everyone. If you have keratoconus, astigmatism, or another condition that prevents you from wearing regular contacts, specialty contact lenses can be a great alternative.
If you are considering contact lenses or are a current contact lenses wearer, we offer a range of contact lenses, including specialty contact lenses for people who can’t wear traditional contact lenses. Here are some of the contact lens types we offer:
Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
Rigid gas permeable lenses, also known as RGP lenses, are rigid and allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea, ensuring healthy eyes and clear vision. They offer the sharpest vision among all types of contact lenses, especially for people who have astigmatism or higher levels of myopia. Because they hold their shape well, they are also ideal for people with irregularly shaped corneas, including those with keratoconus.
Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral lenses are larger than standard contact lenses and rest on the sclera, the white part of the eye. If you have an irregularly shaped cornea due to a condition such as keratoconus or post-LASIK complications, then scleral lenses may be beneficial for you. They can also be helpful for severe cases of dry eye syndrome because they create a reservoir of tears between the lens and the front surface of the eye.
Monovision Contact Lenses
Monovision is a technique that corrects one eye for distance vision and the other eye for near vision. It offers an excellent solution for people dealing with presbyopia who want to reduce their dependence on reading glasses.
Multifocal Contact Lenses
Multifocal contact lenses are designed to correct presbyopia, a common condition that affects near vision as we age. These lenses contain different lens powers, allowing wearers to see clearly at various distances, eliminating the need for reading glasses or bifocals.
Toric Contact Lenses
Toric contact lenses are specifically designed to correct astigmatism. Astigmatism occurs due to an irregular shape in the cornea and can affect your vision clarity. Toric lenses are shaped differently from regular contacts to fit the unique shape of your eye. Toric lenses have two curves to correct the refractive error caused by a corneal irregularity.
Colored Contact Lenses
Colored contact lenses are a popular accessory that can instantly transform your look. These special lenses are designed to change the color of your eyes or enhance your natural eye color. All colored contact lenses require a prescription even if you don’t need vision correction. This is because contact lenses can damage your eyes if they don’t fit exactly right.
Schedule a contact lens exam in Keene
At New England EyeWorks, we can help you find the perfect contact lens for your needs. Our eye care professionals in Keene, New Hampshire are experienced in ensuring that your contacts fit comfortably and provide clear vision. Book an eye exam with us today and let us know if you’re considering contact lenses.